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If you guys are cold, wet, spending more money than you'd like and not getting anywhere, you're doing something wrong.
Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.
-Robert N. Rose
A strong norí-wester ís blowing, Bill!
Hark! donít ye hear it roar now?
Lord help íem, how I pities them
Unhappy folks on shore now!
-The Sailorís Consolation
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
-Sir Francis Drake
The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet
so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and
impatient when least effective.
-Henry David Thoreau
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that
-Charles G. Davis
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist
expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
-William A. Ward
For me, my craft is sailing on,
Through mists to-day, clear seas anon.
Whate'er the final harbor be
'T is good to sail upon the sea!
- John Kendrick Bangs
If rightly made, a boat would be a sort of amphibious animal, a creature of two elements, related by one half its structure to some swift and shapely fish, and by the other to some strong-winged and graceful bird.
- Henry David Thoreau
There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats.
Last edited by CapnHand; 07-20-2007 at 01:39 PM.